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scenic 61 community

hotels north shore along scenic 61

Scenic 61 is ‘old Highway 61′ and runs from eastern Duluth to the western edge of Two Harbors, right along Lake Superior. For lodging, you will find a number of mom-and-pop resorts with about a dozen cabins, a full-service resort and an inn. Scenic 61 is a ideal if you want to be on Lake Superior and near Duluth with a quieter feel.

family in horse drawn sleigh at gunflint lodge
mile 18.3


Inspired by traditional Scandinavian fishing villages, our North Shore cottages are tucked away in 40 acres of private woods, south of Two Harbors, MN, with 1,300 feet of Lake Superior beachfront shoreline. Our finely crafted cottages have exquisite interior design, highlighting the unique qualities of Lake Superior's incredible North Shore.

You are surrounded with opportunities to hike, bike, paddle, fish, ski and shop. Or just stay put and relax! You'll find a heated indoor pool, an all season outdoor Jacuzzi and an old fashioned, wood-fired Finnish Sauna. Our lodge serves as the resort's family room with a deck, covered porch, blazing wood fireplace, full-service restaurant and bar, library and friendly spaces for large and small gatherings


596 Larsmont Way | Two Harbors
view of Grand Superior Lodge from above Lake Superior shoreline
mile 0.0


A Lakeshore B & B

Unlike any bed and breakfast you've stayed at. Solglimt is an intimate escape combining hospitality and thoughtfully prepared meals in an incredible setting on Lake Superior. Guest can enjoy 120-feet of sandy beaches, stunning views of the lake, and walk over the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge to Canal Park.

Slow down and pamper yourself in clean, airy, graciously appointed suites. Watch ships, relax in a variety of indoor and outdoor seating areas. Begin your day with gourmet breakfasts, get local tips, meet other travelers in Duluth's only waterfront bed and breakfast. Eco-friendly with kind hosts.


828 South Lake Avenue | Duluth
mile 20.7


Twelve pristine cabins. Timeless setting. Conceived in the 1930s’ and perched on the famously picturesque outcropping of Precambrian rock. Every sense agog as the jeweled, ever-dramatic waters of Lake Superior whisper, sing or howl the songs of the planet’s greatest lake.


540 Old North Shore Road | Two Harbors
snow covered cascade lodge on north shore with stunning blue sky
mile 1.1 + 0.6 miles

New owners! Ever wonder about those magnificent old homes in original neighborhoods? Stay in this 1904 beauty. Offering six clean, airy, well-appointed suites and a carriage house. Designed to the home, the accommodations are tasteful and comfortable, but not stuffy. This home is centrally located In Duluth a few blocks north of the Scenic Drive. Owner was a personal chef and the food is superb.

Breakfast and an evening reception included in all stays.

Text 218-310-5820 for fastest response to book!


2316 E 1st St | Duluth
mile 8.1

Surround yourself with year-round hospitality. We guarantee the beauty and mystique of "Gitche Gumee," the Native American name for Lake Superior, will refresh your spirit.  Unwind in themed stress-free suites or in a private cottage - all creatively decorated with handcrafted woodwork, nature accents and hand-pieced quilts.

All the comforts of home are included –TV/DVD, charcoal grills, microwave, refrigerator, phone, wireless Internet, air-conditioning, private bath with tub and shower, ample linens, and either a deck or balcony overlooking three-season gardens, playground and bonfire pit.


8517 Congdon Boulevard | Duluth
mile 8.8

Offering an unobstructed view of Lake Superior, it is close to both the attractions and entertainment of Duluth as well as the solitude and beauty of Lake Superior and North Shore State Parks. Features a 9-hole mini-putt, children's playground, campfire pit, horseshoe pit, volleyball and badminton fields,  wooded trails, picnic tables and grills, as well as a heated outdoor pool with lounging area..


9000 Congdon Boulevard | Duluth
mile 9.6

Over a dozen cozy dog-friendly cabins conveniently located right across from Lake Superior. We strive to carry on the traditions of unmatched customer service with exceptional value that has been helping create family vacation memories since 1929. Lake Superior access next door at McQuade Harbor.


5107 North Shore Drive | Duluth
mile 16.7
Private Campground

Spacious RV & tent sites; fire pits, picnic tables; showers and flush toilets; located between Scenic 61 and Hwy 61 midway between Duluth & Two Harbors.


725 Scenic Drive | Two Harbors
mile 18.6

A great little hillside resort overlooking Lake Superior. Ten one- and two-bedroom clean and cozy cabins a short walk to the deli, smoked fish shops, lakeshore and marina.


249 Scenic Drive | Knife River
mile 19.7

A secluded four-season resort on the shore of Lake Superior nestled in tall pine, spruce and birch trees. Our very clean and comfortable housekeeping cabins (cleaned with non-toxic products) are located on an easily accessible rock shoreline.


412 Scenic Drive | Two Harbors
mile 21.3

If you’d like to sit on a deck overlooking the lake and read all day, drink your morning coffee outside with the sunrise, hike and explore nearby trails and parks, and enjoy evening campfires on the shore, then Bob’s may be just what you’re looking for.

Bob’s Cabins is a small, quiet resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The amenities and policies we maintain are meant to enhance our guests’ experience of the setting while at the same time protecting the natural environment we and our guests value. We are just 23 miles from downtown Duluth, and even closer to numerous North Shore attractions. Open May - October.


664 Old North Shore Rd | Two Harbors
mile 23.7

Food, liquor, wine and accommodations at one great place! Family restaurant, separate bar and nine motel rooms; reasonable and clean. 1 mile south of Two Harbors.


933 Stanley Road | Two Harbors
Scenic Highway 61

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